Pete Garza was telling me, “this is where we were ambushed a couple weeks ago” when the automatic weapons opened up on us from the summit of the hill just ahead. We were in a saddle between that hill and the one we had just left, and there was a fairly fresh shell crater to … Read more A Memorial Day tale
Back in the mid-1990s I interviewed for an information technology position with one of the nation’s largest home builders. In the course of the interviews, one of the company’s executives told me — almost as a boast — that the company didn’t own so much as a single hammer. The company had positioned itself as … Read more Illegal immigration’s dirty little secret
Okay, I admit it. I was hooked on Lost. Last night ABC aired the final episode in the series about the survivors of an airplane crash on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. All season long the teasers had been telling us that we would finally get the answers we’ve been waiting for. What … Read more Still lost
In yesterday’s post on Rand Paul I mentioned that his comments about the public accommodation provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 evoked comparisons with the late Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican Presidential candidate, who, after voting against the Act, went on to lose the election in a landslide. I was somewhat dismissive of … Read more Is Rand Paul another Goldwater?
Floyd Landis, the American cyclist who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory after failing a urine test, has accused his former teammate, cycling legend and seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong, of blood doping. According to yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Landis, who has long denied the use of performance-enhancers, admitted to blood doping … Read more Say it ain’t so, Lance!